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GAS PRICES ON ST. THOMAS CONTINUE TO DROP WHILE ST. CROIX STAYS STEADY AT $3.39

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East Ender
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i remember the gas lines and the odd/even -way before carter took office

Memory is a strange thing. The odd-even deal was in Carter's time. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1979_energy_crisis

Nixon messed up with wage and price controls, but there was no one worse than Carter. Until recently.

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Posted : September 12, 2015 11:31 pm
rmb2830
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folks don't think about the difference in taxes on a gallon of gas when they compare prices in the states either. I paid $2.19 a gallon in NY last week, and over fifty cents of that price is taxes..whereas in the VI it's only 14 cents, no state in the US has taxes that low...

i remember when the gas was $.89 a gallon on stx...for lots of years, no price change...

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Posted : September 13, 2015 12:14 am
wanderer
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To this day, I can't forgive myself for voting for Herbert Hoover. Shoulda voted for Al Smith, but he was a catholic and wanted to end the Prohibition.

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Posted : September 13, 2015 12:19 am
watruw8ing4
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i remember the gas lines and the odd/even -way before carter took office

Memory is a strange thing. The odd-even deal was in Carter's time. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1979_energy_crisis

Nixon messed up with wage and price controls, but there was no one worse than Carter. Until recently.

Memory really is a strange thing. Odd/even was nationwide in '73. In '79 only a few states used it. From your source:

"Many politicians proposed gas rationing; one such proponent was Harry Hughes, Governor of Maryland, who proposed odd-even rationing (only people with an odd-numbered license plate could purchase gas on an odd-numbered day), as was used during the 1973 Oil Crisis. Several states actually implemented odd-even gas rationing, including California, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, and Texas. Coupons for gasoline rationing were printed but were never actually used during the 1979 crisis.[13]

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Posted : September 13, 2015 1:30 am
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Well, if it makes you feel any better, the price of gas here on STX is about the same or a bit cheaper than the gas in California right now.

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Posted : September 14, 2015 1:02 am
Scubadoo
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I remember the odd/even rationing in PA in 73, as well as the lines at the gas stations. Don't recall gas being much of an issue in 79 other than driving across the bridge to NJ to get it cheaper. Then again, we were a bit preoccupied with Three Mile Island and worrying if we were going to be obliterated.

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Posted : September 14, 2015 1:49 am
watruw8ing4
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I remember the odd/even rationing in PA in 73, as well as the lines at the gas stations. Don't recall gas being much of an issue in 79 other than driving across the bridge to NJ to get it cheaper. Then again, we were a bit preoccupied with Three Mile Island and worrying if we were going to be obliterated.

The China Syndrome coming out at the same time didn't help. 🙂

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Posted : September 14, 2015 4:24 am
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Beyond ironic.

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Posted : September 15, 2015 12:18 am
rmb2830
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Well, if it makes you feel any better, the price of gas here on STX is about the same or a bit cheaper than the gas in California right now.

But, in CA the tax on a gallon is at least $0.69. Here, it's $0.14. So that's more than fifty cents a gallon extra that the ripoff stations here on stx get.
I paid $1.96 a gallon at a pricey, former Hess station in New Jersey the other day, and have been paying $2.19 in NY, where the tax is a minimum of $0.69 a gallon, so the wholesale price of gas itself is obviously much lower than it has been.

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Posted : September 15, 2015 1:07 am
klpmtm
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I think you are forgetting the transportation costs associated with shipping the gas to an island. In California it is just a truck drive away. I agree with OT. If you aren't happy you can always move. And when I say "you" that isn't directed at anyone specifically. However, it does apply to myself and my family. I was fed up with Calfornia and we got the hell out! Now we are happily adjusting to the island lifestyle.

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Posted : September 15, 2015 1:32 am
CruzanIron
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Well, if it makes you feel any better, the price of gas here on STX is about the same or a bit cheaper than the gas in California right now.

But, in CA the tax on a gallon is at least $0.69. Here, it's $0.14. So that's more than fifty cents a gallon extra that the ripoff stations here on stx get.
I paid $1.96 a gallon at a pricey, former Hess station in New Jersey the other day, and have been paying $2.19 in NY, where the tax is a minimum of $0.69 a gallon, so the wholesale price of gas itself is obviously much lower than it has been.

There are more hidden taxes.

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Posted : September 15, 2015 6:20 am
speee1dy
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3.11 at a gas station I frequent

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Posted : September 19, 2015 11:25 am
watruw8ing4
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3.11 at a gas station I frequent

I paid 3.11 2 days ago, also. Celebrated with a beer I bought with the savings.

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Posted : September 19, 2015 3:40 pm
CruzanIron
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3.11 at a gas station I frequent

I paid 3.11 2 days ago, also. Celebrated with a beer I bought with the savings.

My station gives me a free beer with each fill up.

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Posted : September 19, 2015 4:37 pm
janeinstx
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I need to frequent that station.

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Posted : September 19, 2015 5:02 pm
CruzanIron
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I need to frequent that station.

It takes 35 gallons to fill my truck...:-(

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Posted : September 19, 2015 5:38 pm
Alana33
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At least you get a beer as your consultation prize!

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Topic starter Posted : September 19, 2015 6:30 pm
watruw8ing4
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3.11 at a gas station I frequent

I paid 3.11 2 days ago, also. Celebrated with a beer I bought with the savings.

My station gives me a free beer with each fill up.

Thanks for bursting my happy bubble. 🙂

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Posted : September 19, 2015 7:22 pm
speee1dy
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3.09 today

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Posted : September 19, 2015 8:31 pm
CruzanIron
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3.09 today

There are some at $3.07. One is on the corner at Estate Glynn.

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Posted : September 19, 2015 9:04 pm
speee1dy
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Cool. Now if we can get them lower

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Posted : September 20, 2015 10:45 am
CruzanIron
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Pay with a cash back card and it's $3.03

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Posted : September 20, 2015 11:03 am
Alana33
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VIALET COMMENDS GAS STATIONS FOR LOWERING PRICES, CALLS FOR FURTHER DROPS

http://viconsortium.com/virgin-islands-2/vialet-commends-gas-stations-for-lowering-prices-calls-for-further-drops/

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Topic starter Posted : September 20, 2015 12:29 pm
CruzanIron
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The VIC is trying to take credit for the drops.....

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Posted : September 20, 2015 2:13 pm
Novanut
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$1.95 in LA (Lower Alabama)... :}

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Posted : September 20, 2015 2:16 pm
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